March on Parliament to take place against austerity, racism and the Conservative government

 
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The People's Assembly's last march demanded Cameron stand down (Source: Getty)

A protest against austerity, racism and the conservative government is taking place in London.

Organised by The People's Assembly and Stand Up to Racism, the march started at the BBC's headquarters at Portland Place and will make its way down to Parliament Square.

People's Assembly National Secretary Sam Fairbairn said: "It's absolutely right that the first thing Theresa May faces as Prime Minister is thousands on the streets in opposition. Her appalling voting record speaks for itself. She was a minister of a government that has presided over attacks on working people, cuts to services we rely on and and increase in poverty."

The organisers added:

But it doesn't have to be this way. The Tories are weaker and more divided than they have ever been. It looks likely that an early General Election will have to be called when Cameron steps down. However people voted in the referendum, we now need to unite and take to the streets to demand an end to austerity policies, to stand up to anti-immigrant racism and show our solidarity with refugees and migrants.

We are not spectators while the Tories fall out. We must make ourselves participants in shaping the future.

So far more than 2,800 people have said they plan to attend.

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